With the world as a classroom, anything is possible!
Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing
A couple of key takeaway quotes
“That is: The (bombed) pretest drives home the information in a way that studying as usual does not. We fail, but we fail forward.”
“The basic insight is as powerful as it is surprising: Testing might be the key to studying, rather than the other way around.”
To read the whole article from the New York Times click here
Not a polished Hollywood production but it conveys the basic premise of Reinvent English
For more information got to the The Project page
An interesting Edudemic article on flipped online learning that states,
“In short, flipped online learning would involve a larger focus on the student producing the learning materials and having an online instructor be more of a ‘guide on the side’ as it were. Rather than watching videos and taking a quiz, you’d have a robust discussion, have students create projects to share with classmates, and generate more discussion out of that.”
Another great parody from “Weird Al” Yankovic
An interesting guardian article that reflects the philosophy of Reinvent English, in particular the first two points in the summary below
• Learning shouldn’t be confined to the classroom – it can take place anywhere.
• A change of physical environment can help to encourage creativity and innovation.
• Schools’ fear of Ofsted can inhibit experimentation.
• Strong leadership is required to help schools to innovate.
• Leaders should not be scared to take educated risks
Check out this great Edudemic article that curates various resources on the flipped classroom model that any teacher needs.
I’ve been experimenting more and more with flipping the classroom and it is getting results.
As this Edudemic article states, “Flipped learning has been around for a while. It’s a rethinking of the standard classroom model that puts students in the driver’s seat. With the influx of technology into education, the flipped classroom model has really taken off. In fact, it’s one of the hottest education trends we’ve been monitoring on Edudemic for the past 4 years. We published a useful guide to flipped classrooms many moons ago but were excited to see an updated visual guide to flipped classrooms from the fine folks at We Are Teachers. It details the basics of flipping, apps that you should use in a flipped classroom, and more.”